Cynometra elmeri is a tree growing 10 - 25 metres tall[
The wood is harvested from the wild and mainly used locally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Forest back mangrove and swamps, at elevations from 50 - 300 metres[
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The heartwood is dark red; not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The corewood in older branches is brown-black or chocolate. The surface is not lustrous; texture is moderately fine and even, the grain spiral or shallowly interlocked. The wood is heavy and moderately durable. It is difficult to resaw and cross-cut; planing is easy to slightly difficult and planed surfaces are moderately smooth; poor nailing property[
The wood is used for interior construction, door and window frames, heavy-duty flooring and interior trim. When treated it is suitable for heavy outdoor construction, poles, posts, beams, railway sleepers, fenders and for boat and ship building. The wood is also suitable for tool handles, toys and novelties[
The wood yields good quality charcoal[
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